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Techies keen to log in to tier 2, 3 cities of Telangana

Published: 3rd Oct 2021 12:30 am

Hyderabad: A techie is a techie, whether it is in Hyderabad or in Warangal.

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With many companies such as Cyient, Tech Mahindra and others setting up their centres in IT towers at Khammam, Karimnagar and Warangal, the notion that the description of a techie fits only to those working in the IT Hub in Hyderabad is changing.

Though many believe that these cities are best suited for back-end jobs and that niche technologies may not find a place in IT companies that come up in tier-2 and 3 cities, experts have a different angle. They say that in terms of skill and talent availability, there is not much difference with these cities when compared with Hyderabad.

“Till a few years ago, most IT jobs were urban-oriented. Now, this scenario is changing and we have moved our focus to have 60 per cent district-oriented jobs in the near future. Not just back-end work, but these cities also offer local talent in areas such as artificial intelligence, big data and cloud along with machine learning,” Shrikanth Sinha, CEO, Telangana Academy of Skill and Knowledge (TASK) told Telangana Today.

He also explains that not just freshers, but natives of these towns who have worked and gained experience in Hyderabad are also keen to move back to their hometowns due to the cost advantage factor. In addition, freshers, who are first-generation graduates, also understand that they can get IT jobs in their native town and don’t need to move to bigger cities like Hyderabad.

“There are enough engineering colleges in these cities and talent is available. Many organisations like TASK are already involved in the training and skilling of youth from these places. From the industry’s perspective, we are seeing a lot of software support and development jobs gaining traction. There is no demarcation in what we get in Hyderabad and in Warangal, we have a global in-house centre-specific jobs requirement coming up. Similarly, data analysts are being preferred in Karimnagar and Khammam is looking for salesforce requirements,” says Vijay Rangineni, CEO, IT Investment, Telangana.

TASK is working closely with recruiters, students and also colleges to train talent in not just newer technologies such as AI, Python and ML, but also provide them training in essential skills which include team building, communication skills, growth mindset, critical problem solving and decision and design making skills.

“The infrastructure-based incentives being provided by the government are creating a good playground for IT companies to start their centres in tier-2 and 3 cities. Telangana has created a model that can be replicated in multiple States,” Sinha says. With the State government’s ambitious plan of creating 50,000 IT jobs in tier-2 and beyond cities, techies are going to be a tribe ubiquitous across Telangana.

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